There have been 997 Georgia Certified Peer Specialists Since October 2001.

My next essay application for CPS Certified Peer Specialist will be in later this year, I believe the training will be hosted in Atlanta in December if I am not mistaken. I will begin to work on this again very soon.

I found out that the motto of The GA Peer Institute is “Each One Reach One” and with the facts of becoming a Certified Peer Specialist being :> Candidates must have diagnosis of mental illness or a dual diagnosis of mental illness and addictive disease and must desire to identify themselves as a person with mental illness current or former consumer of mental health services.> Applicants must hold a high school diploma or GED and may be requested to provide a copy of this document.> Must demonstrate strong reading comprehension and written communication skills as indicated on their responses on the pre – test which is part of the application.> Must have demonstrated experience with leadership, advocacy or governance.> Must be well grounded in recoveryThese facts are taken directly from the Certified Peer Specialist brochure.There have been 997 Georgia Certified Peer Specialists Since October 2001.

View Point Health held a very lovely picnic today in Olde Town Conyers for its clients. We had hamburgers, hot dogs, salad, cake and cold bottled water. We played a couple of games and discussed our feelings of being View Point Health clients. We discussed a mandatory meeting coming up in August that we must all attend. The cook out was fabulous and enjoyed by all. We had a great time and very much enjoyed each other’s company and excellent conversations on the lawn. Thank you View Point Health for the awesome cook out today and all that you do.

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